We focus on providing real choices in fresh, flavorful and unique produce from growers and producers we know and trust – preferably from the Northwest.
Here are a few highlights that make our Produce Markets distinctly Town & Country.
We carry a full line of organic produce – up to 250 different items throughout the year. We strive to offer the widest and freshest selection of certified organic fruits and vetetables in the area. When supply, quality and price of an organic item are comparable to its conventionally grown counterpart, we may choose to sell only the organically grown option.
Why are we committed to organic? Because organic agriculture optimizes the health of soil life, plants, animals and people. Organic farmers do not use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or fungicides, or genetically engineered seeds. Organic methods of nourishing crops and controlling weeds and pests encourage ecological harmony while producing healthful, nutrient-rich foods. And, organic produce is certified by an accredited agency as meeting or exceeding USDA standards for organic production.
We actively support Northwest growers and products and you can frequently see these featured on our weekly specials – Big Board Buys. Look for our Northwest Growers logo to easily spot these choices. We have a list of our Northwest partners on this site.
From January through September, you can find strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or specialty berries.
We are especially passionate about the Northwest berry season, when our berries are picked fresh and delivered daily. We offer unique varieties of local, organic and conventional choices from growers we know, like Sterino Farms in Puyallup, a relationship that began more than 20 years ago. Relationships like these ensure consistent quality and availability.
We have a wider selection of fresh organic herbs than typically found, most supplied by HerbCo, headquartered in Duvall, Wash. They deliver three times a week to ensure the freshest product possible.
These herbs are in corn-based containers, which is not only environmentally friendly but better preserves freshness than herbs that are bunched and out in the open air.
There may be brief seasons when a specific fresh herb is not available in organic, so we’ll offer the conventional variety. Year-round, we offer conventional choices in parsley, Italian parsley, cilantro and live basil.
You don’t want to miss that distinctive, wonderful smell when you walk by the live basil.
We’re big on the fungus all year long. And we admittedly go a little nuts during the wild mushroom season – September-November – so watch for our large displays! In fact, we don’t think you can find the selection and value of chanterelle mushrooms during September, October and November in any other store.
We’re committed to offering a wide variety of organic and conventional, fresh cultivated, fresh wild and dried mushrooms (click here to see a list of varieties we carry).
From bananas and figs and mangos to papayas, pineapples, pomegranates and persimmons, we carry more varieties than you’ll find at other grocery stores, and we’re always happy to sample them.
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